Definitions for "Materialized view"
A materialized view provides indirect access to table data by storing the results of a query in a separate schema object. See Also: view
a complete or partial copy (replica) of a target table from a single point in time
a database object that contains the results of a query
a transactionally (read) consistent reflection of its master as the data existed at a specific point in time (that is, at creation or when a refresh occurs)
(Data Warehousing Guide; search in this book) [definition #2] (Getting to Know Oracle8i; search in this book)